Everyone is welcome at the LC Bibliographic Framework Initiative Update Forum, Sunday, January 27 at 10:30 am, Washington State Convention Center-TCC 304.  Roberta I. Shaffer, Beacher Wiggins, Sally McCallum, Kevin Ford, Ted Fons (OCLC), Reinhold Heuvelmann (DNB), and Eric Miller (Zepheira) will all speak.

For those who have conflicts with the BIBFRAME Update Forum meeting time, here are some other opportunities to hear about BIBFRAME and LC's Linked Data Service at the 2013 Midwinter Meeting—presented in chronological order:

SATURDAY, January 26

OCLC Linked Data Roundtable. "Current Linked Data Landscape and Issues: Short talks followed by an Open Panel."   Jan. 26, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 213. Speakers include Kevin Ford, LC; Mike Lauruhn, Elsevier; Phil Schreur, Stanford University Libraries.

LITA/ALCTS MARC Formats Transition Interest Group. Jan. 26, 3:00-4:00 pm, Renaissance Seattle Hotel-Compass South Rm. “Transforming MARC: Repurposing, Reusing and Reimagining Data from MARC Records.” Speakers include Sally McCallum,LC; Roy Tennant, OCLC, Inc., and Diane Hillman, Metadata Management Associates.

ALCTS Continuing Resources Section. “Linked Data for Holdings and Cataloging: The first step is the hardest!” Jan. 26, 3:00-5:30 pm, Washington State Convention Center-Rm. 611-614. Speakers include Eric Miller of Zepheira; Richard Wallis, OCLC, Inc.; Violeta Ilik, Texas A&M University; Jeremy Myntti, University of Utah.

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SUNDAY, January 27

LC Bibliographic Framework Initiative Update Forum. Jan. 27, 10:30 am-12:00 pm, Washington State Convention Center-TCC 304. (Described above)

LC Booth Theater Presentation. Jan. 27, 2:00-2:30 pm. “Library of Congress Linked Data Service.” Speaker: Kevin Ford.

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MONDAY, January 28

ALCTS Subject Analysis Committee (SAC). Jan. 28, 1:00-2:00 pm, Westin Seattle-Elliott Bay. “When URIs Become the Authority: Benefits and Challenges of Library Linked Data.” Speaker: Kevin Ford.

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